I consider therapy as "healthy conversations" - where you share your story and we join forces to help you recast the narrative so you emerge healing and whole.
As a Mental Health Counselor, I apply proven psychotherapeutic theories to help you reach your life's goals and dreams. But first, we meet. We get to know each other. We cultivate trust. Then we work so you achieve your most optimal self. You can find me at the Center for Optimal Performance and The Soho Center, both in Manhattan.
I hold a Master’s in Applied Psychology from New York University, and a Master's in Health Arts & Sciences from Goddard College in Vermont. Incorporating Transformative Language Arts, narrative and creative arts therapies, I specialize in using expressive arts to help clients understand how culture influences their thinking and being. At NYU, I received additional training to help clients coping with trauma, grief and loss, couples and family dynamics, and addictive behaviors.
I also trained as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned effective coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques and dozens of dietary theories, including Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, and macrobiotics. I develop and share great healthy recipes. Using integrative practices, I support clients striving for mind-body wellness.
A longtime journalist and author, I've written and edited about mental and physical wellness, food, nutrition and holistic living for more than 20 years. After completing my undergraduate degree in journalism at Michigan State University, I enjoyed a successful career as an editor and writer at a number of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Essence and Health magazines.
All of my training and work have led me to where I am today: a steward for your personal growth and transformation. No problem is too small or too big to help you find the best strategies for change, and the best ways to incorporate those strategies into your life. And there’s no better time to start than now.